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Can radiation treatment and chemotherapy cure esophageal cancer?

Can radiation treatment and chemotherapy cure esophageal cancer?

Sometimes: The two main types of esophageal cancer are adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Cure with chemotherapy and radiation alone is much more likely with squamous cell carcinoma. The exact cure rate is dependent on the stage of the cancer, but cure with just chemotherapy and radiation is rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can metastatic prostate cancer go into remission?

Can metastatic prostate cancer go into remission?

ProstateCAremission : The term remission has been historically used for leukemia patients. Prostate cancer can be stable with the use of "hormones". This would mean the psa is stable...And the disease is not actively growing. Patients can live a very long time with prostate ca in the bones or with an elevated psa. Check with your doctor on what your psas have been doing over time. ...Read more

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Can metastatic prostate cancer go into remission?

Can metastatic prostate cancer go into remission?

No, but yes under...: Once prostate cancer spreads to far sites, it will progress, though at various pace among affected men. Clinically, its remission may take place upon receiving hormonal manipulation to a degree to a duration, not forever. However, the course of treating metastatic prostatic cancer is usually very favorable. More details? To articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. ...Read more

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Is it possbl to refuse chemo &RT in case of surgically treated endometrial cancer stage IIIc1 (20% lining ) only1 pelvic node involved.No para-aortic.

Is it possbl to refuse chemo &RT in case of surgically treated endometrial cancer stage IIIc1 (20% lining ) only1 pelvic node involved.No para-aortic.

Therapy : You need to have a detailed discussion with your oncologist and get your options made very clear to you. It is always possible to refuse a form of therapy but necessarily the best decision to make. You need to understand your options to make the best decisions. ...Read more

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How often do radioactive implants prostate cancer cause complications fistula?

How often do radioactive implants prostate cancer cause complications fistula?

0.2%-8.8% in 1 study: The absolute answer of the chance of a fistula is, it depends. Having additional therapy such as external beam radiotherapy increases the risk as well as if the brachytherapy was used as a "salvage" treatment for residual cancer. Refer to the article below from the university of virginia: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11066049 other complications: strictures, ed, proctitis, cystitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fully cure reccured stage 4a cervix cancer by chemo?

Is it possible to fully cure reccured stage 4a cervix cancer by chemo?

No: Stage 4 malignancy indicated metastatic disease. While chemo can in many instances bring metatstatic cancer under control cure is rare. Since cervix cancer for the most part is squamous Ca there are many agents that can effect the disease including the platinums, Taxol (paclitaxel) , high dose Methotrexate and others. Cure is difficult due to presence of malignant stem cells that are refractory. ...Read more

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Which treatment is better for Prostate cancer - Stage 1? Surgery for prostate removal or Radiation therapy with some medication?

Which treatment is better for Prostate cancer - Stage 1? Surgery for prostate removal or Radiation therapy with some medication?

It is debatable: This is a common dilema as both treatment types(surgery and Radiotherapy) give equally good results. The chocie between the two is based on your Age and personal preference. I would advise you to meet with both specialists ,and go for surgery if your age is ...Read more

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How aggressive is kidney cancer?

How aggressive is kidney cancer?

Aggressive: Kidney cancer is generally aggressive. There are varying degrees of aggressiveness which is determined by biopsy after the kidney is removed. Untreated aggressive kidney cancer is usually fatal. The treatment of choice is surgery. ...Read more

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Can gleason IV prostate adenocarcinoma be treated?

Can gleason IV prostate adenocarcinoma be treated?

Yes: Gleason 4 prostate cancer can be treated. Attention must be paid to the presence of spread within the body. ...Read more

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Treatment for prostate cancer by stage.

Treatment for prostate cancer by stage.

Disease continuum: There is a disease continuum from localized disease through advanced metastatic castration resistant disease. Generally localized disease is treated with local therapies such as surgery or radiation and disease that either recurs or is more advanced is treated initially with hormonal therapy. Immune therapy and chemotherapy may be used after. ...Read more

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Can radioactive seed implants for prostate cancer cause complications like a vesiculorectal fistula?

Can radioactive seed implants for prostate cancer cause complications like a vesiculorectal fistula?

RECTOURETHRAL: This is one of the most feared, and thankfully rare complications of radiation therapy, external or with seeds. It can occur also in response to treatments for radiation proctitis, when attempts are made to cautering bleeding vessels in the rectum near the prostate. This condition is to be distinguished from a fistula from colon to urinary bladder which is much easier to fix., . ...Read more

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Can a stage IV oropharyngeal cancer be surgically removed?

Can a stage IV oropharyngeal cancer be surgically removed?

Stage IV: In most diseases means cancer traveled to far off places, but bilateral large neck nodes and tumors extending large and beyondboundaries can be stage iv. It does mean chemo & chemo rt go first, neck surgical disection may be next. ...Read more

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Gallbladder cancer with severe lung metastasis 4th stage, does chemotherapy work?

Gallbladder cancer with severe lung metastasis 4th stage, does chemotherapy work?

GB cancer is: Uncommon, so few studies done prospectively. Looking at results in people treated empirically, perhaps one person in 10 will respond. That needs to be balanced against side effects that tend to occur in most. Frank discussion about symptom rrelief focus rather than "shrink tumor" at all cost. ...Read more

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Stage iii-b colon cancer removed surgically. Suspected liver lesion resected and analyzed with not malignancy. Is kras analysis needed for recurrence?

Stage iii-b colon cancer removed surgically. Suspected liver lesion resected and analyzed with not malignancy. Is kras analysis needed for recurrence?

Possibly: For initial treatment after surgery, you shouldn't need to get kras testing. However, if this is metastatic or recurrent colon cancer, then it may help to determine if egfr based therapies like Cetuximab can help (they only work for kras "wild type"). Remember that if you do recur (god forbid), management may be different at that future time! not something to worry about with your current story. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go from no colon cancer to stage IV cancer with mestastasis within 9 months ?

Is it possible to go from no colon cancer to stage IV cancer with mestastasis within 9 months ?

Colon cancer: usually takes years to develop, but rapid progression is possible with very aggressive variants. ...Read more

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How to treat burning discharge from vagina from patient with stage IV invasive bladder cancer after cystectomy?

How to treat burning discharge from vagina from patient with stage IV invasive bladder cancer after cystectomy?

Depends: Analyze discharge get an exam and lab tests so can better understand what is going on. ...Read more

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Can Radiotherapy be used for metastic colon cancer if chemotherapy is resistant ?

Not often: Radiotherapy can be useful in certain select cases where the Cancer is localized to one or two spots only. This means 1 patient in 5 may be suitable candidate. But you need to seek consultation with a radiation oncologist before you can get a clear cut answer for your circumstances. ...Read more

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Had metastatic germ testicular tumor in right testicular and testicular removed. Will tumor happen again ?..Is it fully curable ?

Had metastatic germ testicular tumor in right testicular and testicular removed. Will tumor happen again ?..Is it fully curable ?

Clarify?: The large majority of men with a testicular germ cell cancer that metastasizes can expect a cure with today's medications. Usually two years disease-free means you can expect it not to recur. While the healthtap team is glad to help, you also owe it to yourself to get your physicians' full answer to all your questions. ...Read more

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How is bladder cancer treated?

How is bladder cancer treated?

Surgery or Radiation: The 2 mainstay forms of muscle invasive bladder cancer treatment includes radical surgery or radiation with chemotherapy. If there is no muscle invasion, one can be treated with a bladder medicine called bcg. The actual treatment depends on multiple factors including the pathology report, type of cancer, the size of the lesion, number of lesions present, and spread of disease. ...Read more

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How effective is dc-cik anti-cancer treatment for esophaged cancer?

How effective is dc-cik anti-cancer treatment for esophaged cancer?

Not familiar with th: The abreviation(dc-cik) is unfamilair to me. What is it short form for? I do not recognize this as a form of treatment for cancer of the esophagus. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Thompson
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Cancer Treatment (Definition)

Treatment for cancer usually depends on type, stage, patient's performance status, age, comorbidities. For a list of treatments please ...Read more


Dr. Robert Mordkin
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Ureteral Cancer (Definition)

Ureteral cancer = malignancy of tubes that propel urine from ...Read more